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  • Title: The Passionate Pilgrim (Octavo, 1599)
  • Editor: Hardy M. Cook
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-411-0

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Hardy M. Cook
    Not Peer Reviewed

    The Passionate Pilgrim (Octavo, 1599)

    Crabbed age and youth cannot liue together,
    Youth is full of pleasance, Age is full of care,
    160Youth like summer morne, Age like winter weather,
    Youth like summer braue, Age like winter bare.
    Youth is full of sport, Ages breath is short,
    Youth is nimble, Age is lame
    Youth is hot and bold, Age is weake and cold,
    165Youth is wild, and Age is tame.
    Age I doe abhor thee, Youth I doe adore thee,
    O my loue my loue is young:
    Age I doe defie thee. Oh sweet Shepheard hie thee:
    For me thinks thou staies too long.